Apple picking was always a favorite time of year for me! We would always pick bags of fresh juicy McIntosh Apples and make the most delicious desserts. This Apple block is raw edge applique, so it's quick and easy to make!
~10-1/2 inch square cotton print fabric~ I used a tree print by Thomas Kinkade
~10-inch scrap of red cotton print fabric for apples
~8-inch scrap of green cotton print for leaves
~decorative thread in coordinating colors~brown for stem
~Optional fabric colored pencils
Apply paper backed fusible on wrong side of red cotton print and green cotton print. Trace two apples on red fabric on paper side using provided pattern.
Trace five leaves (2 large 3 small) on paper side of green fabric using provided pattern. Cut out all apples and leaves and peel off paper back. Place apples and leaves on background fabric any way you like or use my block as a guideline. Press in place.
Use decorative thread and stitch around leaves and apples.
I used brown thread and stitched a stem on both apples.
If you want to add more dimension to your apples as I did use fabric pencils to draw in highlights. I also drew on veins of leaves and will quilt them later when I set the block.
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Project Pattern to download and print
Apples and Leaves